What should we think?

HF

New Member
#61
cornutt said:
And Viennese dancers move fast! There's potential for injury if you have couples who don't know Viennese clogging up the floor.
This reminds me to one of the first events when I learned to waltz in a dance school. During a viennese waltz my gf and me were moving at the border in dance direction when a heavily sweating guy with a despaired looking partner broke out of the middle zone waltzing right to our position ... yelling out loudly: "Please, go out of the way ... I can't stop ... !!!" :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

fascination

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Staff member
#62
macha said:
That, and who's a group of internet strangers to determine whether they're doing it right or not? They're going signt unseen. They don't even KNOW the people.

This is "typical hobby gossip". It happens here, in horses with trainers, in sports with other coaches, and so on.

The best thing to do is just keep your own school's business to yourself if it isn't positive.

WE are their resumes and portfolios by our actions and the way we dance. A good school knows that if they turn out a sucky bunch of idiots, then that's going to reflect very poorly on themselves. If they turn out people who can make it around the floor until the music stops without killing anyone or injuring themselves, and quite presentably at that, then they've done their job well.

I don't go around saying someone's studio or teacher aren't making the grade because I don't know them. Even if I did, I don't know enough about it to make that call. If I did, it's still none of my business. It shouldn't be anyone else's, either, unless there are teachers out there (I don't doubt it these days) teaching people in an absolute @$$-backwards cultlike fashion so that it looks like their couples are Helen Keller and Ray Charles moshing. :p
yeah...I guess as I reflect upon it with some sleep and some coffee under my belt....who cares? I mean if they are happy and aren't into intense mode...good for them...and truly even if one does develop a taste for comps...If you go to them and start seeing your instructor and all of his /her students getting dusted....you can always switch if it matters to you....and you think its the instruction that is lacking
 

fascination

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Staff member
#63
HF said:
cornutt said:
And Viennese dancers move fast! There's potential for injury if you have couples who don't know Viennese clogging up the floor.
This reminds me to one of the first events when I learned to waltz in a dance school. During a viennese waltz my gf and me were moving at the border in dance direction when a heavily sweating guy with a despaired looking partner broke out of the middle zone waltzing right to our position ... yelling out loudly: "Please, go out of the way ... I can't stop ... !!!" :lol: :lol: :lol:
ROTFL you've met my husband then?....he never learned anything but the basic so watch out....when my instructor (a.ka. "the boss" these days) and I do VW every once in a while during practice, b/c we both sweat like a hot louisiana afternoon, when we open up and he sort of throws me out there (can't remember the name of the move) I will go flying ...like the length of a football field b/c our hands got too sweaty.....always fun to wonder which bone is broken before rising to do it all over again :lol:
 

HF

New Member
#64
fascination said:
when my instructor (a.ka. "the boss" these days) and I do VW every once in a while during practice, b/c we both sweat like a hot louisiana afternoon, when we open up and he sort of throws me out there (can't remember the name of the move) I will go flying ...like the length of a football field b/c our hands got too sweaty.....always fun to wonder which bone is broken before rising to do it all over again :lol:
Oh yes, this is also a popular one ... :lol:
 

pygmalion

Well-Known Member
#67
HF said:
cornutt said:
And Viennese dancers move fast! There's potential for injury if you have couples who don't know Viennese clogging up the floor.
This reminds me to one of the first events when I learned to waltz in a dance school. During a viennese waltz my gf and me were moving at the border in dance direction when a heavily sweating guy with a despaired looking partner broke out of the middle zone waltzing right to our position ... yelling out loudly: "Please, go out of the way ... I can't stop ... !!!" :lol: :lol: :lol:
OMG! That's hilarious! :lol: :lol:
 

macha

New Member
#69
Followup:

Found out why everyone purposely left the dance floor AND the establishment when we danced our last cha-cha. It was because it was an open-hold position cha-cha with cross-body leads (yes, we made very sure we had enough space to do this- we know not to ride an elephant into downtown New York), triple chasses, etc. and "It isn't the acceptable style that WE teach. "

Ok, does this sound like DF has lately on cha-cha? LOL

But no, seriously- It was because it was a style the school owners didn't like, and verbatim "You were having too much fun with it- nobody that goes there knows how to do that, so you made them mad."

:shock:

Wait- nobody there knows how to stumble over their own heels, and have to start over, or count instead of chat? OR stop completely because they're cracked up because of having a sudden, unbidden "Diarrhea, Cha-cha-CHA!" Beavis and Butthead thought moment? Wow.

But apparently word traveled fast that some Evil Newbies from the Other Place stormed their innocent Elysian, Rented Factory Building cum Foot-Smelling Studio Paradise.

Ah, well. It's good to know I still got it! :twisted:

PS: Everyone there was really dressed to the NINES, right? Well, come to find out that one of them works at a Dillard's- she's sneaking them clothes to borrow out the back door when the mall closes, so they can return them later! *snicker*

Gotta love Kaintuck's version of "class", eh?. Makes me have an unnatural fondness for sheep- I wonder, would they do the Paso Cuarte?. :shock: ... :wink: :lol:
 

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